Flippin named editor of San Angelo Standard-Times

Wed, February 23, 2000 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Perry Flippin, a 34-year newsroom veteran from West Texas, has been named editor of the San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times, effective immediately.Flippin succeeds Dennis L. Ellsworth, who left the Standard-Times to become editor of the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press. The Standard-Times is owned and operated by The E.W. Scripps Company.Flippin comes to the Standard-Times from the Donrey Media Group. He served five years as Donrey’s director of news services before being named associate editor of the Southwest Times Record, Donrey’s newspaper in Fort Smith, Ark. Flippin was assigned to Fort Smith after Donrey scaled back its newspaper operations in 1999 and trimmed its corporate staff. He had worked for the company since 1976.“Perry is a proven editor with West Texas roots, and the skill to make a good newspaper even better,” said Alan M. Horton, senior vice president of newspapers for Scripps.Flippin, who was reared in Tahoka, Texas, served as news editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 1991-94 and was editor of the Hemet (Calif.) News from 1989-91. During his career he also has worked for newspapers in Texas, Germany, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. Flippin is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, which in 1995 presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.“I am delighted to be back in West Texas with a distinguished newspaper,” Flippin said.“My goal is to help perpetuate and enhance its reputation for leadership and service.”The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers; nine network-affiliated television stations; three TV networks, Home & Garden Television, the Food Network and Do It Yourself; and a TV programmer, Scripps Productions. The company also operates United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics; the Scripps Howard News Service; and publishes independent Yellow Pages directories. Scripps operates 31 revenue-producing Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com and comics.com.